ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Tyler Reddick held on for his first NASCAR Cup Series victory Sunday, warding off Chase Elliott at Road America.
Reddick led 16 of the 62 laps in the KwikTrip 250. He drove the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet to his first victory at the 4.048-mile track, winning in his 92nd Cup Series start.
There were two caution periods for a total of two laps. Twenty-nine of the 37 drivers in the Road America 250 finished on the lead lap.
Elliott drove the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to a runner-up result, 3.304 seconds behind at the checkered flag. Kyle Larson placed third, with Ross Chastain fourth and Daniel Suárez fifth in a top-five sweep by Chevrolet drivers.
Chase Elliott remains the championship leader after Road America with a 33-point advantage over second-place Ryan Blaney.
Stage 1 Winner: Chase Briscoe of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford)
Stage 2 Winner: Ryan Blaney of Team Penske (Ford)
SHR Race Finish:
- Kevin Harvick (Started 28th, Finished 10th / Running, completed 62 of 62 laps)
- Chase Briscoe (Started 2nd, Finished 14th / Running, completed 62 of 62 laps)
- Cole Custer (Started 10th, Finished 15th / Running, completed 62 of 62 laps)
- Aric Almirola (Started 24th, Finished 28th / Running, completed 62 of 62 laps)
- Kevin Harvick (11th with 479 points, 145 out of first)
- Aric Almirola (12th with 452 points, 172 out of first)
- Chase Briscoe (16th with 422 points, 202 out of first)
- Cole Custer (27th with 295 points, 329 out of first)
Harvick earned his 10th top-10 of the season and his first top-10 in two career NASCAR Cup Series starts at Road America.
This was Harvick’s third straight top-10. He finished fourth on June 12 at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway and 10th in the series’ previous race at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway.
Harvick’s 10th-place result bettered his previous best finish at Road America – 27th, earned last July.
Briscoe earned his ninth top-15 of the season and his second top-15 in two career NASCAR Cup Series starts at Road America.
Briscoe won Stage 1 to earn 10 bonus points and one playoff point.
“Our HighPoint.com Mustang was good in the first stage. We really needed some more playoff points and those extra stage points as the regular season winds down, so staying out for the stage win helped with that,” said Chase Briscoe. “But once we were fighting back in traffic, things really changed. It was super hard to pass and we started to struggle. It was more difficult than I thought it would be to overcome that, but I’m proud of the guys for sticking with it and trying to get as much out of it as we could. I think we’ve got a really good setup for the next few road courses.”
Briscoe led once for four laps – his first laps led at Road America.
Custer earned his fourth top-15 of the season and his first top-15 in two career NASCAR Cup Series starts at Road America.
Custer’s 15th-place result bettered his previous best finish at Road America – 17th, earned last July.
The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Atlanta 400 on Sunday, July 10 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. The race begins at 3 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by USA and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.